Friday, May 5, 2017

New photo series from Boss Lady, Maggie Bow

"Not all those who wonder are lost"

Inspired by her upcoming Overseas road trip in April (past) to California and Nevada, our Boss lady Maggie Bow did a fabulous shoot with fellow pin up Miss Shantilly Lace, photographed by the talented Samantha from Sunkissed Studio that we had to share!

Models: Maggie Bow & Shantilly Lace
Photographer: Sunkissed Studio
Clothing & Accessories: Vintage & Miss Happ
Hair styling done using Parade Hair Products

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Miss Happ Autumn/Winter Range now in store!

We are all so in love with our new Autumn/Winter range! With two launch stories there is so much choice!
Go for shades of blue, wine red, cream with touches of pink with prints from the classic leopard and beautiful green peacock print, to a delightful basket weave check and even the Eiffel tower! Add a quirky 1950's diner print and you are spoilt for choice.

Shop now in our store Retrospective Cape Town. Find us at 215 Long Street or online at our etsy store

Now stocking The Bonnit

 Now in store! The super cute Bonnit - perfect to protect your pinup hair do in rainy weather! We have assorted prints from cherry to spot and leopard print and so many colours too! R150 gets you yours!   Shop at our store, Retrospective Cape Town, 215 Long Street, open Monday - Saturday

Not in Cape Town? We can send anywhere in SA! simply pop us an email and we will take it from there!

Not your Granny's rain Bonnet!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Parade Hair Products for Vintage hair styling needs

Don't let anybody reign on your PARADE! Our range of hair care products ensure that you will never be that dull wall flower again!
 Dollie Vega, our brand ambassador with hair 
created with Parade Hair products

I bet you didn't know that we have now brought out our own range of salon quality hair care products? All manufactured and formulated right here in South Africa especially for us!

Born out of a need for professional, salon quality products that work well for vintage hair styling, we worked hard to bring you a range of hair care products specific to vintage hair styling needs that we believe in and that actually WORK!
The Little Harlequin with hair 
created with Parade Hair products
Parade Hair is a locally sourced range of hair care & color products that are simply smashing on your hair & friendly to your pocket!
 Vintage Doll Laura with hair
created with Parade Hair products

Our products currently include the following:

Hair Prep:
  • Leading Lady Hair Spray (strong hold)
  • Atomic Rock Set Spray
  • Just Smashing Hair Glass
  • Smokin' Hot Thermal Protector

Hair Maintenance:
  • Sulphate Free Shampoo (Paraben free)
  • Sulphate Free conditioner (Paraben free)
  • Rescue Me Hair Treatment

Hair Colour:
  • Hair Colour Creme (7 colours)
  • Bleach kit (incl Bleach Activator, I got the Blues Bleach Powder, Latex Gloves & two mixing sticks) 
And most importantly, all our hair products are endorsed and tested by Pin Ups, not tested on animals, and are Environmentally friendly.  Our hair colour creme & hair maintenance products are contain no harmful chemicals.

 We also welcomed our first brand ambassador, the lovely Miss Dollie Vega to represent Parade Hair here in South Africa. Dollie is the 2016 Miss Hot Rod South Africa and finalist in the 2016 Dusty Rebels Bombshell Betty Pageant. You can find her on our Sulphate Free Shampoo as our very own Shampoo Dollie!

All our products are found exclusively at Retrospective Cape Town (215 Long Street) and Pretoria (Brooklyn Mall) and for those ladies not in SA? Well, you can now shop easily online via our ETSY store too!
And remember to pop over to our fb page and show us some love too. We post weekly vintage hair inspiration for our lovely followers.

find us on fb!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Just one month to go until the Rockin and riding Festival here in Cape Town!

Find Miss Happ at the official Retrospective Cape Town stand, or shop ahead at our store, 215 Long Street!

See you at Rockin' and Riding on the 12th of November, Cape Town Ostrich Ranch!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Our store is 1 Year old this month!

Did you know that our official Cape Town store, Retrospective Cape Town opened in September ONE YEAR AGO?

To celebrate we are giving our shoppers 10% off everything in our store for a FULL MONTH - even our new range!!

online when shopping on ETSY,
or via email,
also valid in our store at
Retrospective Cape Town, 215 Long Street

*T's & C's Apply, Excludes already Discounted items*

Friday, July 22, 2016

Cherry Baby! New Items now in store at Retrospective Cape Town.


For all the ladies who have been waiting, you can now get our latest Nancy Strawberry print dress in our store! Sizes Small (8) - XLarge (14). Price is R1110.00.

Our classic Nancy dress with Pretty Cherry print as the primary fabric has a contrast shawl collar in white as the secondary fabric. This combination is true to the Rockabilly style that we are so passionate about.  Nipped in the waist and a super flared hem. Front is a wrap front. Side entry Zipper

Perfect for that summer picnic in the park. Dress it down with flats or heels for a night out.

And Looky here!! Our ever popular Cherry Starla Flared skirt is now restocked in sizes S - XLarge. Price R750.00. A great wardrobe staple!

Designed and Manufactured by Miss Happ in Cape Town, South Africa

Shop at 215 Long Street or order it via mail order by email us: OR shop online via Etsy

New photo series from Boss Lady, Maggie Bow

"Not all those who wonder are lost" Inspired by her upcoming Overseas road trip in April (past) to California and Nevada, ou...